Industry News of the Day for March 12, 2020

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  • Gambling Compliance, 3.12.20 – US Travel Ban For Europeans, NBA Suspension Pound Gaming Stocks (subscription paywall)
    • A coronavirus-triggered US travel ban for most foreigners from Europe has hammered US and Asian markets anew, while the suspension of the National Basketball Association (NBA) and likely other major sports is set to damage listed corporate bookmakers in Australia and Europe.
  • Gambling Compliance, 3.12.20 – US Gaming Industry Braces For Impact Of COVID-19
    • Casinos and regulators are taking extra precautions and changing policies due to the outbreak of COVID-19, as U.S. health officials say the number of cases has surpassed 1,050, with at least 35 deaths.

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  • Law360, 3.11.20 – Sports Groups Ask Justices To Reverse Betting Bond Suit Win (subscription paywall)
    • The NCAA and professional sports leagues are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a Third Circuit ruling that a New Jersey racetrack can collect a $3.4 million bond put up while a legal fight over betting played out.

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  • Sports Handle, 3.11.20 – Maryland Senate OKs State-Wide Mobile Sports Betting
    • Just two days after the General Assembly in neighboring Virginia shipped a legal sports betting bill to the governor’s desk, the Maryland Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved a bill that would send the decision about legalizing sports wagering to the state’s voters. SB 4, which moved forward on a 47-0 vote, will now head to the House of Delegates.
  • PressBox Online, 3.11.20 – What State Senate Vote Means For Legalized Sports Gambling In Maryland
    • If legislation were a football drive, legalized sports gambling in Maryland made an impressive gain on first down when the state senate approved its version of a sports wagering bill, 47-0, March 10.



  • The Ottawa Herald, 3.11.20 – House Raises Stakes By Adding Retailers To Sports Betting Bill
    • The Kansas Senate passed a sports wagering bill that directed all sports wagering business to the state’s four casinos, but the House Federal and State Affairs Committee began exploration of an alternative that would bring lottery retailers into the mix and potentially provide an opening for the horse and dog racing industries.





  • Helena Independent Record, 3.11.20 – Sports Betting Begins In Montana
    • Ten crews from the Montana Lottery and its vendor, Intralot, pre-positioned around the state Tuesday and started installing betting terminals and training people Wednesday at the locations where bets will be offered.
  • KRTV, 3.11.20 – Sports Bet Montana Goes Live
    • The Montana Lottery Commission voted February 20 to approve the kinds of bets people can make, and which sports they can bet on, for “Sports Bet Montana.”
  • KTVH, 3.11.20 – Sports Betting Is Now Available In Montana
    • Several licensed locations had their Sports Bet Montana kiosks installed on Wednesday Mar. 11. The Montana Lottery will be rolling out more than a hundred kiosks to locations across the state in the coming days.